It’s been just over a year since Apple launched its first electronic wearable, the Apple Watch. But there’s already talk of a successor on the horizon, with some sources revealing supposedly leaked specifications and features for the highly anticipated Apple Watch 2.
According to MacRumors, the upcoming Apple Watch 2 will feature a thinner design than its predecessor. The original Apple Watch features a multilayered glass-on-glass design. However, Apple has reportedly signed a deal with touch interface manufacturer TPK Holdings to make a One Glass Solution (OGS) for its next-gen model. Assuming this is correct, the new Apple Watch 2 could be up to 40% thinner than its predecessor.
Contrary to popular belief, the Apple Watch 2 won’t feature an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. Digitimes reports that the Apple will use a Micro LCD interface on the Watch 2. Although more expensive to produce, Micro LCD panels use less energy than its OLED counterpart.
Of course, the Apple Watch 2 will also feature a faster processor. An article published by Wall Street Journal suggests the new chip will be called the “S2.” Not much else is know about the Watch 2’s processor, but it’s safe to assume it will offer speed and performance improvements.
So, when can you expect to see the Apple Watch 2 available for sale? In keeping with the company’s tradition, Apple has yet to reveal any specific details about its upcoming Watch 2. However, sources say Apple will announce the device during a special event in September. That means an official launch could come shortly thereafter, possibly on or around the holidays.